Przemek Krajewski alias Viribus Unitis is a blogger In Poland. Asymmetry is a very popular word these days and, in my estimation, one applied too frequently to too many things. Asymmetric warfare definition is - warfare that is between opposing forces which differ greatly in military power and that typically involves the use of unconventional weapons and tactics (such as those associated with guerrilla I assume corvette. Asymmetry is a very popular word these days and, in my estimation, one applied too frequently to too many things. If both sides are identical then, like a the level playing-field of chess, who wins is based solely on the skill of the players. So perhaps returning to symmetry and conceptually focusing on symmetric warfare would help ease understanding of complex problems related to ship roles and design. Looking at a contemporary example, the LCS surface warfare mission package’s primary mission is to counter asymmetric threats, like swarm attack, but it lacks capabilities to counter a symmetric opponent like a missile corvette. asymmetric definition: 1. with two halves, sides, or parts that are not exactly the same in shape and size: 2. with two…. Torpedoes launched by a destroyer against a battleship constitute asymmetric warfare, but launched against another destroyer screening that battleship becomes symmetric. My analysis could be viewed as an oversimplification, but could nonetheless help frame part of what should be a rational discourse among people who have no chance get to grips with real-world CONOPS. explains Offshore Patrol Cutter requirements. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 20817-5700 Q E ra L. DJ Experimental O C 0) E *c o a x tu o XI 3